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Molly's place pet adoption center

5220 e. trindle road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
717-691-5555

User Reviews (40)

  • 1. ICall Me Maybe

    by: calady12001

    There are many negative reviews on Molly’s Place of Mechanicsburg, PA for a reason. This review will explain my personal experience as well shed light on how the business functions. Unfortunately, many reviews for Molly’s Place are written by a new pet owner about the pet they just adopted, rather than discussing the rescue itself. Many reviews comment on people admittedly affiliated with Molly’s Place bullying anyone who has a negative comment. Negative comments are consistently refuted by Molly’s Place as dishonest, but the truth is negative reviews often share common threads with comments such as “RUN! And don’t look back…”, that the business is run by thieves, along with details of specific events upon which their comments are based. A lot of 1 star reviews are filtered out of Yelp, but they are still able to be viewed. There is obvious public concern about the business, and here are a few documented facts to shed light on the reality of Molly’s Place: 1. 2011- Numerous Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System (PA UJS) dockets stating “Fail to Keep Kennel In Sanitary and & Humane Condition”. Arresting officers of the PA Dog Law Enforcement Office brought these issues to the court based on serious concern about the welfare of animals. 2. The PA Dog Law Enforcement Office demonstrated serious concern about Molly’s Place by conducting 8 inspections within 2011 alone. Typical PA kennel inspections are2x yearly. In 2011, they found conditions as serious as puppies having trouble breathing or not being responsive. State Veterinarian Dr. Ward was present and ordered vet checks on dogs. Vet checks have been ordered for dogs numerous times due to health concerns. This is at a rescue whose mission is caring for the animals. 3. PA state Inspection records since 2006 state many violations on dog run space, enclosure space, sanitation, maintenance, housekeeping/pests, the physical condition of animals, excreta, overcrowding, records such as bills of sale, and more. All are available for review at the PA Dog Law Enforcement website; issues repeatedly came up over the course of years. 4. Molly’s Place, a federally tax sheltered non-profit organization, runs transports to get free dogs from neighboring states. Then, this a federally tax sheltered non-profit organization sells those mixed-breed puppies for between $500-$600, or more. A quote from Molly’s Place on the website “Nonprofit Resource Network” states “We also partner with out-of-state shelters and rescue groups who are overcrowded or have limited resources to bring animals slated for death to the safety of our adoption center”. It is an effective marketing strategy that sounds almost saintly. Inspection reports on Molly’s Place from July 14, 2011 state “It was recommended to the kennel owner to temporarily discontinue taking in new dogs, puppies or adults, to provide her with more space and options to come into compliance with the regulations and the statute”. As local struggles with stray overpopulation in the Harrisburg, PA area came to a head, transports from out of state continued. Most people in the area will be aware of these problems. Why is Molly’s Place doing these transports? Isn’t it easier to take in local dogs than transport them from hundreds of miles away? They must be very sympathetic to the plight of out-of-state animals to go to that effort, right? There is more to this story. My husband and I became aware of the details of these transports while acting as volunteers for a small, local humane society. Molly’s Place partners with Twin County Humane Society (TCHS) in Galax, VA and other neighboring shelters to get free dogs. The Twin County Humane Society President is Laurie Merry. She is friendly with a woman named Ruth Murray who is the behind-the-scenes director of the Wythe County Humane Society. Laurie Merry gives Ruth Murray the authority to arrange transports of animals pulled from local shelters in the TCHS area. What’s the problem with that? I was assured by Laurie Merry that Molly’s Place was a great rescue, but decided to do a bit of research myself. When I found out the appalling history of violations at Molly’s Place since 2006, I tried to bring the matter to her attention. I was told it would “affect multiple relationships” to question sending dogs to Molly’s Place (documented). Worse, I was told “North Shore Animal League is just as bad” (another shelter where Ruth Murray regularly ships animals). Why would a President of a Humane Society not take the time to research and carefully consider facilities with an extensive history of violations before agreeing to send animals there? Why are personal relationships between a Human Society President and an animal rescue director more important than the welfare of the animals? Ruth Murray tried to convince me that I don’t want to go the route of voicing my concern about these transfers, which cemented my decision to shout it from the Appalachian mountaintops. I was asked why I would question her judgment. One documented reason is that in 2009, the Wythe County Board of Directors voted unanimously to formally cut ties with the Wythe County Humane Society when Ruth Murray was functioning as President of the organization, thus ending rights for Wythe County Humane Society to remove dogs from Wythe County Shelter. Aggressive action was taken because complaints were made that conditions in the foster homes were deplorable. So, Ruth Murray/Wythe County Humane Society went to neighboring counties in Virginia such as Tazewell County Animal Shelter, Smyth County Animal Shelter, and Galax-Carroll-Grayson Animal Shelter to get free dogs (482 dogs in 2011 alone). Is it reasonable for a person with this documented history to judge conditions at out-of-state rescues where these dogs are sent? We are talking about a small amount of foster homes at a small organization in VA, not an organization where there are many homes involved and conditions could occasionally slip by unnoticed. The most disturbing part of all of this is that not once was there any desire to listen to concerns about the well-being of animals. That topic met with bovine interest and was ignored despite my efforts to provide documented evidence of violations. After viewing the history of violations at Molly’s Place, I understood why the Wythe County Board of Directors unanimously voted to stop allowing people like Ruth Murray to pull dogs from their shelter and be sent to places like Molly’s. What’s the reason behind the refusal to critically analyze this information? Not one person on the Board of Directors at Twin County Humane Society was willing to discuss the issue or showed any concern. Why? It’s a topic worthy of further investigation. Getting back to Molly’s Place… reviewers mentioned they felt something “fishy was going on but they couldn’t point to it”. The truth is simple: it’s a lot easier to lose track of a dog that came from out of state vs. a dog removed from a local shelter in PA. Since Molly’s Place began, state inspections have noted numerous times that records on the dogs were not available for one reason or another. If there are no records, there is no way to track a dog. There is no way to track if they had already been spayed, neutered, received vaccines, or had other medical services before arriving at the facility, some of the reasons for the outrageously high adoption fees. As of 2012, issues with records continued. 5. Kind-hearted people are willing to pay outrageously high adoption fees for a pet because they believe the money goes back into helping the animals. However, PA state inspection records from in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011 show that state inspectors repeatedly raised issues about the size of dog enclosure spaces. There were violations for floor space, height of enclosures, run dimensions and the kennel was not in compliance with minimum state requirements. Molly’s charges exorbitant adoption fees for puppies while claiming great concern for animals, yet it took this long to fix this issue? The fact is that animals were subjected to these conditions that did not meet minimum state requirements for their care despite the high profits Molly’s generates (see tax information/profits for Molly’s Place on GuideStar). 6. Criminal charges against Molly’s Place Director Lori Johnston. People affiliated with Molly’s Place have tried to defend the switching of a microchip in a dog by saying she was just trying to help a mistreated animal, but the details remain online. A different version of events is provided by the dog’s owners, who state “"She did steal our dog…she cut his hair and dyed it. He came back looking like Billy Idol”. Police stated, “Johnston had removed the microchip from Deimler's dog and placed it in a different dog in an attempt to alter the identification of the dog so it would not be returned to the owner". She also tried to hide the dog at a volunteer’s home, as stated by the volunteer herself; Susan Moyer of Camp Hill, PA. An affiliate of Molly’s Place stated ´ the charges were completely dropped, not reduced”. In PA, a guilty plea and criminal conviction can be removed from the records if the guilty individual participates in a state-run program as part of their plea arrangement. But, information regarding the guilty conviction is never completely removed from the records and can be accessed by local legal authorities such as judges or the Cumberland County District Attorney. For all the people who brought up the dog theft and were told it was “dismissed”, remember that in PA someone may claim they had a case dismissed and technically it may be true while there may be a lot more to the story. My guess is no one from Molly’s Place will choose to delve into that topic any further. Discussions involving theft have been accompanied by reviews where people discuss being heartlessly ripped off in some manner such as having their deposits taken and say that Molly’s Place is about the money, not the animals. Shady financial practices are stated in numerous reviews. 7. Sick animals being adopted as healthy. There are many complaints online about this issue. Yes, these animals are rescued but it is not ethical to advertise an animal as healthy and get them adopted if they are unhealthy. 8. They choose to take in puppies and leave the mothers behind, obviously for financial reasons. The refutes from Molly’s Place are always the same and state these animals would have been euthanized if Molly’s Place had not intervened. While that may be true, that does not give a non-profit organization the ethical license to prey upon the goodwill of those wishing to adopt from a rescue rather than a breeder. It’s an ethical choice to truck animals in from out-of-state in full view of the immense challenges the area immediately around Molly’s Place faces in managing stray overpopulation (the Harrisburg/Mechanicsburg, PA area). The motivations behind these choices are worthy of closer inspection to determine if it is simply morally reprehensible or if there is more to the story. While Molly’s hasn’t had additional serious violations in 2012 other than records issues, logic leads to warranted concern over the ethics and financial practices of this federally tax-sheltered non-profit organization. Why is there so much trouble keeping records at Molly’s Place? The situation is unfortunate. There are sincere people in the dark on numerous aspects of this equation. This may include volunteers at Molly’s Place who devote their valuable time to help the animals, the volunteers in neighboring states who kindly and unknowingly foster these animals who are then resold at enormous prices, and the well-intentioned people who pay these prices unaware of the full story behind Molly’s Place. But, it’s simply a matter of time before the entire story comes to light and people are aware of the full truth, including the legal struggles behind how Molly’s Place came into existence. I trust and applaud the judgment of the arresting officers at the PA Dog Law Enforcement Office who have kept Molly’s Place on the radar. They go to the courts repeatedly with their concerns and are dedicated in their pursuit of enforcing state laws. In regard to the Director, I experienced the same rude, volatile behavior as others have mentioned, and I’m happy to support any of these claims in court with documented facts to ensure the welfare of animals. My husband and I are former volunteers with the Twin County Humane Society. We feel it is very unfortunate that the families who adopted the Husky puppies Kodiac, Bear, Grizzly, Polar, and Panda in 2012 had to pay such high adoption fees. We thought we were helping a pregnant dog (Starr) and doing something nice for people who would then adopt the dogs for typical fees ranging from $100-$150. We would have never been involved if we knew of how this Ring functions to provide free dogs that are resold for outrageous profit . Feel free to message me; I’m more than happy to provide documented evidence, and to travel at my expense to appear in court as a witness, etc.

    Pros

    Animals to love

    Cons

    Inspection Violations

  • 2. Love This Place

    by: stratcat43

    I've adopted 2 dogs from Molly's. One in April 2006, a dauchsand/terrier mix that came from a Humane Society as his time there was up; and the other in March 2008, a tri-color puggle (product of a puppy mill). Both have been absolutely WONDERFUL dogs. There were no medical issues with either. When I read the bad reviews, I realize how little people understand rescue work. Yes, dogs pee and poop - it's a fact of life - but they are either going to do it in an open area or in their own private kennel - that's true of rescues, humane societies or breeders. I've been in places that smell and are unclean - Molly's isn't one of them.

    Pros

    Wonderful Dogs

    Cons

    Can't Think Of Any

  • 3. found the best place to adopt a dog

    by: jenniferot2002

    I adopted 2 puppies from Mollys place rescue. I drove 2 hours to get there but it was the best thing I've ever done to adopt an animal. When arriving it was somewhat overwhelming but well worth the wait and noise. My puppies were bathed and ready to go. Of course I needed to complete the necessary paperwork but everyone was excellent. This is not a puppy mill in any shape or form. I work in the health care field and have dealt with numerous situations that can be stressful and overwhelming and Mollys place doesn't even come close. My puppies were neutered and micro chipped which financially can be expensive. Do not hesitate to adopt an animal from Molly Place Rescue. Some individuals made comments about the place being dirty but while I was there the staff cleaned everything up immediatley without hesitation. Adopt here and save a pet. Provide that animal with love, compassion, patients. These gifts will be returned over and over.

    Pros

    friendly service, great animlas

    Cons

    abit noisy

  • 4. Unhuman Actions

    by: Pertzel

    A patient of mine who is recovering from the loss of his wife in December, came to your shelter to adopt a dog named Judy...which happened to be his wife's name. He meet the dog and fell in love with her. This was a big step in his healing process. told your staff he wanted to adopted Judy. He was told Judy was not ready she needed to be spayed and given shots. He still wanted her no matter how long it took. He was told It would take a few days. He was given an application and he agreed to bring it back the next day. He came back the next day and a staff member told him Judy was gone she was adopted by some one else. This caused my patient a mental breakdown. Either your staff lied to him about the dogs availability or was totally inept, or maybe both. I think your staff was careless with a fellow human beings feelings. Training and Sensitivity is highly needed by your staff. I will be sending a letter to your boards members concerning this matter. Thank-you

    Pros

    none

    Cons

    Pooply trained Staff

  • 5. Poor Customer Service Skills

    by: jmitchem875

    I called there for some help in locating a home for the cat that I am not able to keep. I hate the fact that I have to give him up, but I have a child with bad allergies and was unable to find a 3 bedroom home within our price range that would take pets. They called me irresponsible and told me that I need to find a place that took pets. They did not know the entire situation and would not let me talk to a supervisor when I asked. It is very hard to give away any member of the family. The lady proceeded to tell me that I should then get allergy shots for my child no matter the cost. You would think that in the current state that we are all in someone would be a little more understanding to people that have to make a decision like this one. I was not just getting rid of the cat because I did not want him I was making a decision that would hopefully find him a good loving home where he woul be loved and cared for. I think that they need to understand that this in hard on those people who love animals as much as I do.

    Pros

    none

    Cons

    Not helpful

  • 6. Heartless

    by: Anonymous1212001

    Yes, they seem like wonderful people in a wonderful place but underneath the mask they are truly heartless, at least the management is. Do your research! There are at least 8 complaints filled against them with the Better Business Bureau, complaints filled with the attorney general, and (I believe it was abc27) there is a brief news story about their ill practices. The concept of saving animals from kill shelters is beautiful but not when the purpose is rotten and the people are too.

    Pros

    they save animals

    Cons

    horrible people

  • 7. great

    by: margier8

    where can I view the available pets online? the old website is down. thank you!

    Pros

    love it

    Cons

    none

  • 8. AWESOME PLACE!!!!!

    by: angbelmonte

    This is the most AWESOME PLACE EVER!!!!! I live 100 miles away but the trip was well worth it. We adopted a black puppie (belgian shepherd/black lab mix) and he is the sweetest, samartest dog. It took us 1 day to paper train him. He was already nudered, microchipped, and has almost all of his shots. For only $325. you get all this AND 6 months of heartguard, pet insurance for 30 days... You absolutly CAN'T beat this place. AND the fact that they rescue pregnant dogs from shelters makes them #1. I LOVE this place AND all the people there!

    Pros

    Puppies are microchipped

    Cons

    DISTANCE

  • 9. nice little adoption center in harrisburg

    by: jhutnik

    molly's is doing a great job.\r\nharrisburg has a lot of leftover "puppy mill" dogs and molly's place does a good job of rehoming many of these poor souls that end up in their shelter.\r\nI love also that they save so many from out of state.\r\nGreat job!

    Pros

    nice job

    Cons

    none

  • 10. Great place to adopt!

    by: zengirl

    I really enjoyed my experience dealing with these people! We adopted a puppy on Christmas eve from them about three years ago, and couldn't be more happy that she is a part of the family! She is a great watchdog and highly intelligent! I would adopt from them again! I'm so glad they are "no kill" it eases my mind a bit. I think it is great that they scour the shelters in Virginia and West Virginia because if they didn't we wouldn't have our Cookie! Keep up the good work guys! Keep saving those dogs and cats!

    Pros

    found what we were looking for!

    Cons

    n/a

  • 11. LOVE it!!!!

    by: EmilyBrandow

    wonderful all shelters should be like this!!!

    Pros

    LOVE it here

    Cons

    none

  • 12. Great place, would recommend to everyone!!!!

    by: Brodbecks

    My family has been looking for a dog/puppy to add to our family. I have been in touch with alot of rescues thru pet finder. We found Mollys place very easy to deal with, very knowledgable and caring staff. And we love our new puppy we brought home.

    Pros

    Great place, animals very well kept and lots to choose from

    Cons

    None really, except lots of great animals, wish we could give them all a forever home!

  • 13. best place to save a pets life..

    by: angelmistic2003

    we just adopted a shepherd/Alaskan husky mix..sweetest little guy.very cute.\n this place was great to get a puppy,the give them all there shots,micro chip,wormed .and right before you leave they give them a bath while your checking out.\n (If) and when we ever decide to get another dog we will go back to Molly's Place Rescue...\n Thanks molly's place r.. you made a sad little boy happy.

    Pros

    there were so many people that worked there to take care of thess animals..

    Cons

    I wanted to take them all home...

  • 14. I will be back!

    by: Crissy741

    I recently adopted a lab/hound from Molly's Place and will definately go there again when we are ready for another dog! Jackson is such a pleasure and our family is complete again since recently putting our boxer down. The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend anyone looking to add a dog or cat to the family, check this place out! So many wonderful animals that need a good home.

    Pros

    So friendly, real pet lovers, caring, reasonable

    Cons

    none

  • 15. Molly's Place...The Best Shelter for Dogs!

    by: redry2006

    We adopted Maxie, an abused and neglected Golden Retriever Mix (1 year old) about 2 weeks ago, and she has since made a complete turn around. The staff at Molly's place were a great help during the adoption and we will forever be grateful for having Maxie as a part of our family. Thank you Molly's Place!

    Pros

    Dogs can run and play together!

    Cons

    Some of the dogs are not as good at playing together :)

  • 16. Great place to get a great pet!!!!

    by: tamifrompa

    We got our wonderful dog there last year and wouldn't trade her for the world. I thought the place was clean when we were there. And I like that the animals aren't caged up 24 hrs a day.

    Pros

    Wonderful pets that need loving homes

    Cons

    A bit more expensive that the Humane Society

  • 17. Shelter seems almost like animal daycare

    by: littleboyboy

    Molly's Place is a shelter like no other in the area. The animals are free roaming so you can interact with them and see how they interact with each other as well as children, etc. The staff is knowlegable about each animals personality, likes and dislikes. They are wonderful at steering people towards a good match for them.

    Pros

    The animals get to interact with each other and play.

    Cons

    The dogs that don't play well with others and cannot come to play area get overlooked.

  • 18. Love the set-up

    by: Tuckerboy

    We love Molly's place...we got our first dog here....we loved how we could go in and just play with the dogs and take the time to bond with them and really find an animal that matches your personality. Soon our new addition from Molly's Place will be coming home so Sy can have a little brother and we could not be any more excited. Normally you can take your dog or puppy home right away, but he still needed to be altered.

    Pros

    After they unlock the doors to let you in...you can instantly mingle with the dogs!!

    Cons

    Very Expensive

  • 19. Molly's Place is THE BEST!!!!

    by: loriklein

    We love Molly's Place. We adopted an 11 wk old lab mix there in November and went back last week and adopted an 8 week old lab mix. Our vet said our pups are healthier than any dogs she has seen coming out of a shelter. Lori, the owner, does the best she can to ensure that animals are healthy and go to a good home. It is a very family friendly shelter as the animals are free roaming and you can see which ones get along with your kids. The pups are kept separate so they don't pick up any viruses.

    Pros

    Healthy Animals, VERY caring owner

    Cons

    Need a bigger space to help more animals

  • 20. Never seen anything like it

    by: miguelpx

    I've never seen any shelter like this before. All the dogs (and cats also, in separate rooms) are free-roaming during the day and the potential owners get to watch their favorites and learn their personalities as they interact with other dogs and people. The place is kept clean with workers and volunteers constantly looking out for accidents. The animals genuinely look happy and even if they're unfortunate and don't find a home, they still have a staff that loves them and a nice place to live their whole life.

    Pros

    Free Roaming animals, Clean up is constant

    Cons

    Can be a little crowded at times, but that's because so many people visit!

  • 21. Mollys is a nice place - very friendly people

    by: chariti

    this is a wonderful place to adopt an animal.

    Pros

    everything

    Cons

    none

  • 22. Molly's is the best

    by: mmsirois

    We were greeted by many wonderful dogs who were able to roam around the room freely. It was a great atmosphere where we could really see how the dog interacted with people and other dogs. We chose Vegas who is an 8 week old puppy and are just very happy with the addition in our family. The place is very clean!! And the dogs are happy, not pathetic like at other places. I also like that our puppy was already neutered and had a microchip. A great place to see. PLEASE DONATE!!!!

    Pros

    Animals are happy and healthy

    Cons

    There are no Cons

  • 23. Great rescue

    by: katielady

    We think Molly's Place is great. \r\nThe animals are happy. It is a great way to meet your new friend.

    Pros

    Great concept

    Cons

    need more room

  • 24. How Hunter, the beagle, went from dumster to a real home.

    by: marykay

    My experience with Molly's is positive. My husband & daughter brought home a beagle that had been hanging outside of resturants. It was thin & hungry. We tried to keep it. It was an un-neurtered male that did his business in the house. We took him to Molly's. He was neutered, got his shots, wormed, and placed for adoption with an elderly gentleman who was alone. We already had a beagle, 3 cats, 2 guinea pigs & a horse. I have 2 teenagers, homeschool, and work part-time. I didn't have a minute extra for an animal that needed some one on one attention. Thanks, Molly's

    Pros

    No animal is considered beyond redemption!

    Cons

    It did take 2 months to find just the right home for this dog.

  • 25. Free roaming dogs/cats

    by: ceej60

    Great place -- free roaming animals. Interact with a dog, puppy, cat, or kitten before adopting. Get to know a little of their personality first. No high pressure. Spend as much or as little time as you wish interacting with the animals.

    Pros

    Free roaming animals

    Cons

    --

  • 26. I love Molly's Place!

    by: roysong

    Molly's Place is a fabulous shelter. Lori, the owner, has done an amazing job with the space, and she is an inspiration to many. The dogs that are running around when you walk in make you feel welcome, and the cats have their own separate (and quiet) space with no cages. The world is a little better place because of Molly's Place.

    Pros

    Great location, clean

    Cons

    none

  • 27. Adopt your next pet from Molly's Place!

    by: Sunny7

    Molly's Place is a well-organized shelter. The staff is helpful, and you can tell that they really care about the dogs and cats there. Every last design detail makes the place welcoming, warm, and clean. They are helping to control pet overpopulation with a strict pre-adoption spay/neuter policy. I highly recommend this shelter as the BEST one in central PA!!

    Pros

    New, Clean, Designed with animals in mind

    Cons

    Like any other shelter, they could use more space

  • 28. Not the best, not the worst.

    by: Faeriefly78

    I think this is a good concept. However, I think that there are things which need to be improved..

    Pros

    Alot of animals to choose from; A no-kill shelter

    Cons

    Not very knowledgable about the animals in their care; seem to be too many animals in a small space

  • 29. Second chance pets

    by: mollyspets

    I have adopted 3 dpgs from Mollys Place. All were neutered/spayed before I got them .It is a great place to visit!

    Pros

    Pets are not caged and you can watch them interact with each other.

    Cons

    That a plac like this even has to exist! Why do people abandon animals?

  • 30. Molly's = THE BEST

    by: swil412

    I was extremely pleased w/ Molly's Place. We adopted our dog, Charlie, from there about 4 months ago. Main reason? When we walked in there, it was like no other shelter - dogs are free to walk around, play, interact, and be themselves. It doesn't feel like a shelter! There were about 5 staff willing to help in a second. They were awesome w/ the animals too. I was very happy to see so many people there willing to adopt. The animals just seemed so happy and that's important. The staff was strict, efficent, knowledgable, and caring. And I send my thanks to the owner and volunteers there.\r\n\r\nI have nothing but good things to say about Molly's.

    Pros

    Everything!

    Cons

    Nothing!

  • 31. Wonderful place for mom and pups and all animals

    by: mabear

    this place is wonderful they love all animals and help all that they can even when they must find room for just one more.

    Pros

    awlays caring towards the animals

    Cons

    none

  • 32. mollys place

    by: cathigreen

    i am totally blown away at the number of pets that are adopted out. my daughter got 2 cats there and we have referred numerous people there who have also adopted. they update their web site daily and i love to track the adoption of the pets. i donate many many supplies monthly. it is run primarily by volunteers and they do a fantastic job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Pros

    you can interact with the animals

    Cons

    small facility limited parking

  • 33. Wonderful place

    by: dkmilligan

    If you don't smile when you walk in the door, something is wrong. To be greeted by so many wagging tales and happy faces is wonderful. These dogs are luck to be able to spend time between homes at this unique place.

    Pros

    Open, free-roaming

    Cons

    Too much going on

  • 34. I liked it there

    by: StarSail

    When we walked in we were greeted by all these cute dogs looking up at us. It was great. They were allowed to roam and were not confined to a crate. We were able to get alone time with the puppy we ended up taking home. We will go there again to look for our second dog.

    Pros

    clean

    Cons

    not sure

  • 35. There's no place like Molly's

    by: kellyca

    I've never seen place like Molly's before. All the dogs are free-roaming. When you enter, you are greeted by a cavalcade of smiling faces. It is so much easier to find the right pet for you when you can see it in its home environment. At other shelters you can take a dog out of a cage for 10 minutes, where they are either so excited to be out, or scared out of their minds. The free-roaming floor at Molly's lets you see how the animal is with other dogs, people, kids, even cats. You get a much better since of their personality and can make a much more informed decision about who would be the right pet for you.\r\n\r\nTheir second positive attribute is their elevated puppy pens. Not only does it provide the puppies with their own clean, temp. controlled room, but the windows allow people to, once again, see the puppy with its litter mates. Elevating them also keeps the puppies clear of diseases the adult dogs might carry. It is a safer, cleaner environment than chain-link cages and cold cement floors.\r\n\r\nMolly's Place truly is dedicated to improving the lives of animals through rescue, education, spay/neuter, and adoption. Their staff is very knowledgable and know all the dogs by name. They can tell you all about someone's personality and are not shy to give you the pros and cons to help you make the right decision for your family.\r\n\r\nThey deserve all the help they can get and much more.

    Pros

    Free-roaming floors and elevated puppy pens.

    Cons

    small staff can mean a long wait.

  • 36. great

    by: whitster52

    the place is really nice and looks a lot better than most humane societies. i got both of my dogs here and they are great. the staff is really sweet and most of them are volunteers. the whole store is one big place for the adult dogs to run around and it really gives you some one on one with the dogs before you adopt them. it gives you a chance to see how they are going to act when you take them home.

    Pros

    it has a lot of space where htye can run around

    Cons

    theres a lot going on.

  • 37. No Kill

    by: peagrene

    I have been to Molly's twice and wish I could take all animals home with me. Molly's was founded on the belief that all animals should be cared for and be given a good home. Some animals that have not been adopted for one reason or another are still in their care. The staff is constantly making sure the bedding and floors are cleaned. This center is run only by donations & their spay & neutering fees. They need so much more. Please vote for Molly's Pet Rescue and make a dream come true for all the animals there.

    Pros

    No Kill

    Cons

    None

  • 38. God's gift for pets

    by: mmmsacchetti

    I have been to Molly's place a few times now. The pets in Molly's place are clean, friendly, and well cared for. It is comforting to know that there are such kind people to take in unwanted or abused pets, rehabilitate them, and give them loving and warm homes. It is definitely the place to go to adopt a pet.

    Pros

    clean, loving, healthy pets

    Cons

    none

  • 39. Clean and friendly molly's place

    by: tteneyck

    The staff is extremely conscientious with the animals and customers. Lori, Chris, Shannon, Helen and Dot do everything possible to make your adoption experience pleasant for you and your new pet.

    Pros

    The variety and cleanliness of the animals; the expertise of the employees.

    Cons

    None

  • 40. Nice shelter

    by: Ams601

    This is a very nice place. Very clean and a nice place to adopt a pet from. The animals are well cared for. Please stop by to donate food, blankets, towels, toys etc.

    Pros

    Good Location

    Cons

    None